Somnolency is Volume Nine of the Taped Rugs "Uncooked" series of CD releases. All pieces on this CD were recorded by Charles Rice Goff III alone and alive in the Taped Rugs studio in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. They are presented in their original forms without the addition of effects nor overdubbed materials.
Somnolency was recorded all in one session on April 15th, 2008. Goff plays Hello Kitty Stratocaster, Micromoog, a variety of guitar preparations, a variety of sound effects, a few sonic toys, and random edits from a cassette recording about "mastering the grunt snort and wheeze." Goff improvises and incorporates themes from pieces that he used to play with -ING and Disism into this set, described below:
1 Improvisation, featuring Zizzle Zoundz and Micromoog
2 Variations on Ours (originally composed by Goff in 1980)
3 Improvisation, ending in variations on Rosie Notes (originally composed by Goff/-ING in 1981)
4 Variations on Red Finger Aspect (originally composed by Disism in 1987)
5 Variations on The Aquarium (originally created by -ING in 1980)
by Taped Rugs Productions